Language, not only encompasses the words we use but how we use them and the styles we use them in, and all to often the language we use is taken for granted.

Language, not only encompasses the words we use but how we use them and the styles we use them in, and all to often the language we use is taken for granted.

Gender roles begin from the time we are born. Language, not only encompasses the words we use but how we use them and the styles we use them in, and all to often the language we use is taken for granted. The language we speak and how we use?Ÿ??and express it, shapes our culture and therefore helps us to?Ÿ??distinguish what is considered feminine and masculine. The word?Ÿ??history, has a connotation of being male, it’s his story not?Ÿ??hers or something neutral. We also use phrases such as “mankind,”?Ÿ??the “evolution of man” and “man-made,” all these, focus on the?Ÿ??male aspects of words rather then the female aspects or something?Ÿ??unisex. In a marriage rite we pronounce the couple man and wife?Ÿ??as if she were a possession rather than a person. English, the?Ÿ??style in which it’s spoken and how we express it, is hostile?Ÿ??to the female race. Occupational titles often don’t include one sex or the?Ÿ??other. Doctors, astronauts, attorneys, fire fighters, police?Ÿ??officers, entrepreneurs, mechanics, judges, and Presidents are?Ÿ??all presumably male unless the word female is place in front?Ÿ??of them. Stewardesses, secretaries, nurses, teachers,?Ÿ??receptionists, and baby sitters are all connotations of female?Ÿ??professions unless the word male is placed in front of them.?Ÿ??In those professions that actually included females the words?Ÿ??used to include them contain cute little endings like usher????ette???,?Ÿ??or actr????ess???.????x “? ???? Women are addressed differently than men; they are addressed?Ÿ??according to whether they fit in or not. A single woman is a?Ÿ??Miss while a married woman, who belongs to her husband, is Mrs.?Ÿ??Ms. is sometimes used but not as often as we’d like to see it.?Ÿ??A single woman is also referred to as a spinster while a single?Ÿ??male is a bachelor, they just don’t carry the same connotation.?Ÿ???Ÿ?? The other sexual terms to describe a woman are often degrading?Ÿ??as opposed to those of a man. Women are known as mistresses,?Ÿ??or madams whi…


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